A motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2006 the rate for motorcycle accidents was 72.34 accidents per every 100,000 registered motorcycles. Unfortunately, in most instances the driver of a motor vehicle will walk away from the accident, while the motorcyclist will suffer serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to take the following steps:
Get Medical Attention as Soon as Possible. This is important even if you aren’t sure you are badly hurt.
Do Not Volunteer Information. It is important to not admit fault or divulge any unnecessary information to law enforcement or insurance adjusters.
Obtain Written Statements from Witnesses. Gather written statements and contact information from any witnesses.
Obtain a Copy of the Police Report. The police report is usually available 7 to 14 days after the accident. The police officer at the accident scene will provide you a report number so you can obtain a copy later.
Track of all Costs Associated with the Accident. Include all medical expenses, missed time from work, medications and physical therapy.
Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. It is important to take prompt action, as evidence can disappear quickly. With over 150 years of experience, we have helped thousands of people recover compensation for their injuries. We will Fight For You!